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1676  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: InstantBoss - For those of us which require motivation to work on: September 29, 2008, 07:49:35 AM
(Trying not to sound like an idiot)

err...where's the download url?  Sad
1677  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The New (And Improved?) VLC on: September 29, 2008, 07:28:38 AM
i had to dump vlc completely and went with wmp classic.

vlc would not play a lot of songs correctly. they would be all skipping and jumbled. so until they work it out, i'll stay away, but keep an eye on it cause it does have device functions i like.

Do you know of a way to have a video playlist in mpc? The reason I looked for vlc was because I couldn't find it.
1678  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on sites like Hordit? on: September 29, 2008, 07:22:31 AM
Thanks Matt. That's more comforting to know that Hordit isn't just Byteswap's way of changing it's name because of a poor reputation.

I hope you don't mind but could you link to a third party review of Hordit? I know there used to be some for Byteswap. It's just that with these type of services, it's hard to entrust files to a service that's basically unknown (although I don't really have any important files to put into it, but better be sure than sorry.)
1679  DonationCoder.com Software / The Form Letter Machine / Re: Any update on this program? on: September 28, 2008, 11:35:52 AM
No problem mouser. I myself didn't notice your reply until I checked the replies to my post section because I was focused elsewhere.

(Haven't read the rest of the forum so these might have been suggested before.)

Some minor suggestions:
-drag and drop to sort the files.
-hotkey for edit configuration
-quick transform from radio button to checkbox and vice versa
-auto-minimize after lost focus
-font size sliders

Some major suggestions:
-Option to change to tag based (with autocomplete tagging) format
-RTF formatting
-Better documentation for newbies who don't understand keys, values and variables
-Ability to cut off sections that have been pasted and index them as another section. Even better if there was some way to transform part of the text that was in a description box into a section
-Checked Items Sessions
-Dual location for files (one for default folder, other for backup)
-Right click -> add entry
-Search box
-Multi-check Checkboxes
-Optional blank reference section (basically just a blank note linked to an entry to refer to urls or other programs)
-Section highlighting to differentiate between different but similar contents
-Option to have grid lines signifying each segmented section
-Option to have a percent meter slider near the bottom to clue the user on the progress of the current topic. (Doesn't need to autodetect, just an option to quickly view the amount of contents inside a folder/section)
-Option to show Word Count
-Option to show hide all these features
1680  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on fan-editing? on: September 28, 2008, 11:10:53 AM
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IMHO the later mini-series felt a lot truer to the universe

You mean Children of Dune?
1681  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Kingsoft Office on: September 28, 2008, 11:07:09 AM
I was disappointed by their Klonoa mascot though. Usually when people opt for this, it means the interface is much more user friendlier than your run of the mill OpenOffice and MS Office but what I saw staring in front of my eyes was a very foreign if not slightly similar to general Office Suite user interface. (Of course Tux is an exception to this but it's still an illusion downer)

I thought the interface was friendly it looks like MSO and it has the features in the same places (well in KSO07 anyway)

That right there is the problem. When you have a cartoon mascot, 9 times out of 10, I'm expecting a friendlier not "MSO" interface.


OK but now many people judge the software on the mascot. I have never done that, I thought it would be better to judge it on what it can do.

That's true but it's still a factor in marketing and first impressions.

Actually I didn't judge it by the mascot though it did influence my first impression, I just wasn't sure I needed an MS Office clone because of how similar the user interface looks which would normally be a good thing because it's still slightly faster compared to OpenOffice but in the case with a paid for Suite, I just don't think that cuts it. Then the first impression with the mascot came back and that was when I realized my disappointment after finding out it's just as busy looking as MS Office's user interface. A far contrast from the cartoony look of the site.
1682  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Kingsoft Office on: September 28, 2008, 06:13:10 AM
I was disappointed by their Klonoa mascot though. Usually when people opt for this, it means the interface is much more user friendlier than your run of the mill OpenOffice and MS Office but what I saw staring in front of my eyes was a very foreign if not slightly similar to general Office Suite user interface. (Of course Tux is an exception to this but it's still an illusion downer)

I thought the interface was friendly it looks like MSO and it has the features in the same places (well in KSO07 anyway)

That right there is the problem. When you have a cartoon mascot, 9 times out of 10, I'm expecting a friendlier not "MSO" interface.
1683  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on fan-editing? on: September 28, 2008, 06:11:04 AM
Well to be honest, it still might be worth watching. I'm not a Dune or a movie elite but Dune was one of the best hack-up job off a license movie that I've ever seen. Casting was great, plot twists were done at an ok pace and there was just something about the Dune movie that makes it less sillier than other sci-fi movies with spaceship battles and "lightsabers".
1684  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Damn it, why don't I ever learn. Anyone else having this problem with Firefox 3? on: September 28, 2008, 02:34:27 AM
Problem solved. Ok, I need another "hit myself in the head" smiley again.

Turns out this wasn't FF's fault and it had to do with me accidentally setting all subfolders as hidden back then. Was too lazy to unhide each of them and what ends up happening is that when the program updated, it couldn't see the profile because it was hidden.

Sorry for the false assumption.
1685  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Damn it, why don't I ever learn. Anyone else having this problem with Firefox 3? on: September 28, 2008, 02:04:10 AM
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Too many times I have upgraded right away and then found that many of the extensions don't work. And I really love the response you get on Mozillazine if you inquire about it at all - "I don't use ANY extensions. Why do you need extensions?" Ha! As I often say: The best thing about Firefox are the extensions. Ans the worst thing about Firefox are the extensions."  To be honest, I wouldn't even use Firefox without extensions. And I hate when they release a new version and most extensions stop working. Hate it!

I always wait now until I see that there are no big bugs, and until all my extensions catch up with the new release.

Same here. That was why I switched to Firefox 3 after RC. It was the most stable at that time, edging out even FF2 and all the new extensions that were most likely not going to be obsolete for this version was updated already or so I thought.

If there was any doubt that this wasn't an extension problem, this was it. Flock beta also recently upgraded to follow with FF3 specifications most likely and it also ruined my add-ons and the list of extensions I had on it were close to nil compared to Firefox.

Even more glaring is that when I tried to switch to Flock/FF2 it wouldn't fix the problem at all and my add-ons still hang once you click on the options button in the add-on screen so this is definitely not a run of the mill case.

Edit: Oops, I forgot to take into account where you said you were using FF3. Yeah, I didn't know Firefox would auto-update. Bad decision on my part.
1686  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Kingsoft Office on: September 27, 2008, 11:25:34 PM
Unfortunately this seems just like a tabbed up Office Suite when I checked it out. It obviously has some built in features like encryption and search boxes but I doubt that alone would get them some new customers.

I was disappointed by their Klonoa mascot though. Usually when people opt for this, it means the interface is much more user friendlier than your run of the mill OpenOffice and MS Office but what I saw staring in front of my eyes was a very foreign if not slightly similar to general Office Suite user interface. (Of course Tux is an exception to this but it's still an illusion downer)
1687  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on sites like Hordit? on: September 27, 2008, 11:21:42 PM
@Paul Keith

I see your point, I am waiting for google to come out with something like that. I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't already thought of it and already have something in the works.

Well technically if you combine Google Suite, IGoogle and Google Sites, that's what you get. I doubt they'll bother with it though. Google has a tendency to buy niche services more than bother with making these services.

Also, they often get a poor rep with privacy so I doubt they'll pursue this route. Google often dodges these by creating a better counterpart of an existing service but in the case of this, it's not popular enough.

By the way, has anyone tried the service? I'm still holding off because I'm not sure whether to trust this site or not. The disappearance of byteswap makes me extremely leery but I can't find a service quite like this.
1688  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on sites like Hordit? on: September 27, 2008, 08:32:45 PM
Thanks but I don't think it's the same. The site is more like a legal document counterpart to Scrbd where Hordit is about all files in general.
1689  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on fan-editing? on: September 27, 2008, 06:20:28 PM
f0dder, I think it's to appease the general audiences who don't know much about Dune. It's much more easier to relate to the cliche plotline of an evil mad conqueror than an equal struggle between three factions.

Don't get your high hopes on fanedit though. At first, I was impressed until I realize more than 50% of the fanedit there had no comments or reviews.
1690  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 3.03 released on: September 27, 2008, 06:16:02 PM
Yeah, after my recent trouble with extensions and now this, it's making me leave Firefox again.

This is such a critical bug, I'm surprised they haphazardly released an update.
1691  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on sites like Hordit? on: September 27, 2008, 06:13:59 PM
Cloq, true enough however this is not an online backup per se (which is why I made it on a separate thread) as much as a Digg for File Sharing (which makes it more like Pownce) but with the intent on Profile making and File Gathering (which is more similar to FriendFeed, RSS Readers and Social Bookmarkers) that I'm not sure it applies much here since 99x of the focus is on documents (like Google Docs and Scribd) and less on mass downloading.
1692  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / What are your opinions on sites like Hordit? on: September 27, 2008, 10:40:25 AM
http://www.hordit.com/

Awhile back when I was searching for online backup services on my own, I found ByteSwap but never really tried it.

Today while organizing some of my files, I found the name again, did a search and Google linked me to this site and it seems alot has changed so my question to you all is, what are your opinions on the concept of "file profiling"?

Usually the saying goes that when something is too good to be true, it probably is but I could neither find an in depth good or bad review of this service which most services have in bundles so...your thoughts?
1693  Other Software / DC Gamer Club / Re: This man knows what is he talking about! (CHECK IT OUT!) on: September 27, 2008, 06:14:57 AM
Haha, to each his own then. I could never ever feel like an ordinary Joe in HL even before I saw the Gordon Freeman artwork but that's my problem with most FPS. You make a guy so ordinary than it becomes unrealistic when he becomes a one man killing machine.
1694  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Damn it, why don't I ever learn. Anyone else having this problem with Firefox 3? on: September 27, 2008, 06:08:29 AM
I might just have to do that. This doesn't look like an extension problem, even just enabling and clicking on Adblock's option screen causes the extension page to freeze.
1695  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The New (And Improved?) VLC on: September 27, 2008, 06:07:35 AM
Hmm...strange. It does on mine here and I didn't do anything but install it. You're using the Windows version right?
1696  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The New (And Improved?) VLC on: September 26, 2008, 08:04:00 AM
Try it on this

It could be just that the file is corrupted. I never did check with another player.
1697  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What are your opinions on fan-editing? on: September 26, 2008, 03:20:23 AM
well, the phantom menace was certainly better after they fan edited jar jar binks out of it.

google/youtube aren't going to promote/mention it as it's obviously violating copyright just to start editing someone's work without their consent.

Well google and yahoo certainly don't have a problem when you do a search for p2p.

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I've thought for many years that this is going to be the future of movie making.  In the next decade i predict that when a new movie is released i theatres, the complete unedited raw footage of the shooting of the movie (hundreds of hours of different takes, etc.) will be available on the web for people to reassemble and re-edit.

Yeah, same here mouser that's why I'm hoping to jump the bandwagon before it catches on but so far no luck on finding a newb friendly guide.
1698  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Damn it, why don't I ever learn. Anyone else having this problem with Firefo on: September 26, 2008, 03:19:01 AM
Thanks sri but I know of that extension already. I just never bothered because I often use the opportunity to use a blank version of Firefox to check out all the new extensions that I never tried just right around when a new version of FF is announced. (Best time to check out new extensions IMO)

Incompatible extensions don't bother me that much. It's the bugs that result from arguing extensions that causes me to pull my hair out of my head in frustration. (Tab Mix Plus and All-in-One Sidebar being famous for these)
1699  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Damn it, why don't I ever learn. Anyone else having this problem with Firefo on: September 26, 2008, 03:02:33 AM
Yeah, I was considering that but I just wasn't in the mood. This requires going through all my extensions one by one which I just had to add on the day before an upgrade that I didn't know about and there's no easy way to tell the problem because all my extensions (meaning all those buttons disappeared) no longer work so...aaarrrgghhh...sorry, this is driving me to ADHD.

It's precisely the problem I had back then when I was starting out with Firefox so I specifically avoided all the troublesome add-ons and I was tolerant of extensions sometimes not working on the newer version but this is too much for me.

Oh and I just do the lazy way of having Flock around to import all the files I need when this happens but it's still annoying.
1700  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Damn it, why don't I ever learn. Anyone else having this problem with Firefo on: September 26, 2008, 02:41:20 AM
Thanks.  smiley

Oh well...back to mainly using Opera.
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